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Football: Dendoncker denies United, violence mars Lyon-Besiktas

BRUSSELS: Leander Dendoncker struck late to snatch a 1-1 draw for Anderlecht against Manchester United in the first leg of Thursday’s (Apr 13) Europa League quarter-final, while crowd trouble overshadowed Lyon’s tie with Besiktas. Belgian international midfielder Dendoncker rose to majestically power home a header from Ivan Obradovic’s cross four minutes from time and cancel… Read More »

UN appoints first expert to protect LGBT people from violence, discrimination

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The U.N. Human Rights Council on Friday appointed its first independent investigator to help protect homosexual and transgender people worldwide from violence and discrimination. The United Nations expert Vitit Muntarbhorn will have a three-year mandate to investigate abuses against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. Muntarbhorn is an… Read More »

Thousands take to streets across US to protest police violence

SAN FRANCISCO: Thousands of people took to the streets in U.S. cities on Friday to denounce the fatal police shootings of two black men this week, marching the day after a gunman killed five police officers watching over a similar demonstration in Dallas. Protesters clogged roadways in New York City, Atlanta and Philadelphia on Friday… Read More »

French police brace for “Battle of Britain” after night of fan violence

LENS, France: Thousands of England and Wales fans gathered in the French town of Lens for their team’s Euro 2016 football showdown on Thursday, with police braced to prevent more of the violence that has brought England and Russia the risk of expulsion from the tournament. French riot police charged and used tear gas to… Read More »